Petra, the realm miracle, is without a suspicion Jordan’s most cherished treasure and ultimate tourist lure. It is a gigantic, exclusive city, engraved into the steep rock face by the Nabataeans, an assiduous Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, spiraling it into a significant connection for the silk, spice and other trade methods that connected China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.
Entry to the city is through the Siq, a slender chasm, over 1km in length, which is fringed on either side by spiraling, 80m high crags. The hues and creations of the rocks are stunning. As you reach the end of the Siq you will latch your first sight of Al-Khazneh (Treasury).